Women's National Team Assistant Coach

Alfred “Alfee” Reft is a seasonal assistant coach for the U.S. Women’s National Team. During the national team offseason, Alfee is the head coach of UCLA women’s volleyball. He was named the fourth head coach in program history on Dec. 19, 2022.

Prior to UCLA, Reft spent three seasons as the associate head coach at San Diego where he led the Toreros to their first national semifinal appearance in 2022. Seven of his student-athletes were named to the All-WCC First Team a total of 11 times. Alongside head coach Jennifer Petrie at San Diego, he helped steer the Toreros to the NCAA Tournament in each of his three seasons from 2020-22, as well as a West Coast Conference Championship in 2022. His seven NCAA Tournament wins are tied for the most in a three-year stretch in San Diego history.

Reft has 12 years of national team experience as both a coach and player. He served as a volunteer for the U.S. Women’s and Men’s National Teams from 2016-18 and was a member of the U.S. Men’s National Team from 2006-10 and 2012-15. He was on the roster for the FIVB World Championship and the FIVB World League in 2010. He was also part of the silver medal team at the NORCECA Continental Championships in 2009 and a member of the FIVB World League roster that year.

As a professional, Reft competed for seven years with clubs in Budva, Montenegro (2007-08), Lisbon, Portugal (2008-10), and Montpellier, France (2012-13). In 2008, he helped his club win the European Cup bronze medal.

A standout libero for the University of Hawai’i from 2004-06, Reft was named an AVCA first-ream All-American as well as Asics/Volleyball Magazine Defensive Player of the Year in 2005 after totaling 272 digs. He also earned AVCA second-team All-American honors in 2006 following his senior season. Reft transferred to Hawai’i in 2004 from UC Santa Barbara and became the starting libero. That year, he set the school record for digs in the rally-scoring era for Hawai’i with 238. He broke his own record the next year.

A native of Oxnard, Calif., Reft graduated from Hawai’i with a bachelor’s degree in English. He is married to Matthew Ryan Pest.